TITLE 39
Public Utilities and Carriers

CHAPTER 39-13
Motor Passenger Carriers

SECTION 39-13-11


§ 39-13-11 Registration and licensing of vehicles and operators – CPR training requirement.

(a) Upon the granting of a certificate of public convenience and necessity as provided in this chapter, the division of motor vehicles shall have jurisdiction over the registration of any jitney and over the licensing of its operator and its lighting, safety, and sanitary conditions.

(b) Effective January 1, 1986, no new license shall be issued to a jitney operator unless he or she has presented evidence of satisfactory completion of a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training program. The program is to be approved by the American Heart Association, Rhode Island Affiliate, Inc., or the American Red Cross Association, Inc.; provided, however, that any person licensed as a jitney operator prior to January 1, 1986, shall not be required to complete the training program.

(c) This section shall not apply to operators of "taxicabs" or "limited public motor vehicles" as defined in chapter 14 of this title.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1922, ch. 2221, § 7; G.L. 1923, ch. 254, § 7; G.L. 1938, ch. 125, § 7; impl. am. P.L. 1939, ch. 660, § 22; G.L. 1956, § 39-13-11; P.L. 1985, ch. 34, § 1; P.L. 1986, ch. 65, § 1; P.L. 1986, ch. 120, § 1; P.L. 1997, ch. 326, § 115.)